XElement.WriteTo Method (XmlWriter)

 
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Write this element to an XmlWriter.

Namespace:   System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)

Public Overrides Sub WriteTo (
	writer As XmlWriter
)

Parameters

writer
Type: System.Xml.XmlWriter

An XmlWriter into which this method will write.

The following example shows how to write an XElement to an XmlWriter. Note that the example did not write an XML declaration.


                Dim sb As StringBuilder = New StringBuilder()
Dim xws As XmlWriterSettings = New XmlWriterSettings()
xws.OmitXmlDeclaration = True
xws.Indent = True

Using xw = XmlWriter.Create(sb, xws)
    xw.WriteStartElement("Root")
    Dim child1 As XElement = _
        <Child>
            <GrandChild>some content</GrandChild>
        </Child>
    child1.WriteTo(xw)
    Dim child2 As XElement = _ 
        <AnotherChild>
            <GrandChild>different content</GrandChild>
        </AnotherChild>
    child2.WriteTo(xw)
    xw.WriteEndElement()
End Using

Console.WriteLine(sb.ToString())

This example produces the following output:


                <Root>
  <Child>
    <GrandChild>some content</GrandChild>
  </Child>
  <AnotherChild>
    <GrandChild>different content</GrandChild>
  </AnotherChild>
</Root>

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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